Le Fresnay

Cambremer, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast

Sleep in an antique four-poster bed and wake to birdsong in beautiful rural Normandy. The Cider Trail and D-Day landing beaches are close


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Playfully guarded by a flock of sculpted sheep, this beautiful half-timbered manor house stands proudly in acres of pastures, orchard, woodland and garden. Courteous Italian owner Mr Fabra has created a chic, peaceful sanctuary in the Normandy countryside. Breakfast on pastries and home -produced honey; sleep in stylish terracotta-floored rooms with stone fireplaces and contemporary bathrooms. Gently wake to birdsong and the prospect of a day exploring the Cider Trail local markets. In the evenings, read by the open fire in one of the sumptuous sitting rooms or drive to a nearby village for dinner. Bliss. Le Fresnay is part of our Normandy cider and calvados tours – why not take a peek?


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 2.5km.


Nightly price
from €90
1 Twin/double
From €90
2 Doubles
From €90


Le Fresnay has recently been renovated but kept much of the original flooring and beams. Matteo has made a beautiful and very tranquil place. Although cutting the many acres of grass seems to be almost a full time job. We spent our second evening having a BBQ with Matteo while chatting about British TV comedy, travel and many other subjects. On our last morning he drove us to the local honey producer and then a calvados distillery. Matteo is an excellent host and it is his local knowledge and enthusiasm to ensure you enjoy your stay, that that makes Le Frenay special.

Peter, Edinburgh

A beautiful nicely renovated farmhouse in a breathtaking landscape. Quiet! Peaceful! Matteo and Lucy are very friendly! They give good advice for excursions in the region! We loved our stay there! Thank you!

Petra, St.moritz

An extraordinary, breathtaking place. M Fabra (speaks perfect English) is highly knowledgable and generous with his time. The house is almost impossible to find, though you can phone him for better instructions. Rooms splendidly restored but not shouting 'modern'. Dinner at local hotel wholly French, charming and good, washed down with fine Cambremer cider. Georgina, the vast Newfoundland dog is quite lovely, tho not maybe for people with allergies or fear of dogs. We think people looking for a 'modern' B&B would not be happy here but we were completely bowled over. An amazing house & stay !


Our stay at Le Fresnay was thoroughly enjoyable. The setting is wonderful and the house fantastic. We stayed for four nights and we and our dog were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Le Fresnay.


This is a charming place to stay. The accommodation is comfortable and the house and gardens beautiful. But what made it perfect was how helpful and welcoming Matteo was to us and our two young daughters. I was unsure of the practicalities of staying in a B&B with small children but Matteo made it easy, allowing us to prepare food for the children and our girls were delighted by the garden and of course the pretend sheep!

Janet, Brecon

If I could own a home in France, it would be Le Fresney, a gorgeous old manor house in stunning Calvados countryside. Our room at the top of a winding, rickety wooden staircase boasted rustic French charm, crisp white bedlinen and a vast bathroom combining aforementioned charm with ultra-efficient modern fittings. In a to-die-for dining kitchen lay crusty bread, homemade jams, yogurt and fresh coffee. We loved the woodsmoke-scented living room, all antiques, timeless elegance and squishy sofas - and Le Frensey's owner, the handsome, erudite Matteo, who truly seems to enjoy his guests' company.


Superb accommodation (location, bedroom, communal areas). Warm reception from Matteo and George (a very friendly Briard). Recommendation and reservation at an excellent local restaurant, preceded by a calvados and interesting conversation with Matteo in front of an open fire. Excellent night's sleep in a very comfortable bed with not a noise to be heard. Very good breakfast with some local produce which ended up lasting 90 minutes due to the conversation with Matteo (an extremely interesting guy) which flipped constantly between french and english. In summary, faultless!


Beautiful, sunny en-suite bedroom of the highest standard: 2m x 2m 4-poster bed, excellent bed/bath linens, great bath, walk-in shower. Matteo - infinitely hospitable & relaxed: breakfast any time, multiple fantastic recommendations for restaurants & places to visit during the day - all with hand-drawn directions to ensure we arrived relaxed & hassle-free, then an aperitif or a calvados in front of the fire in the evening. If you are looking for high comfort, beauty, peace and relaxation, Matteo’s manoir feels like a home-from-home. Look no further.


Le Fresnay is a place w'll return to. A beautifuly restaured farmhouse in a magnifique landscape. Matteo is the entertaining host who knows a lot of the cultural 'must sees' in the Calvados. We stayed a week and enjoyed every day.


I have been at "Le Fresnay" on last august 5th and 6th. I was with my daughter Angelica. It was a very good experience. The silence, the beauty of the place and the welcome were fantastic. When I'll plan another holiday in normandy I'll book at "le fresnay" for sure!!!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Matteo Fabra

  • La route de cidre- the cider and calvados trail.
  • Le jardin de Cambremer ( one of the most beautiful gardens in Normandy).
  • Close to the coast with Cabourg, Deauville and Trouville, 30 mins away. Honfleur 45 mins away.
  • Please note that we do not accept credit cards, only cash or transfers .